Hip hip hooray! T-Mobile is rolling out an update to the T-Mobile G1! Yay! Wait, what? It's not Cupcake!? Then what is it!?

Chances are that's what is going on in your mind right now. We were supposed to get Cupcake by the end of January. January is over, still no cupcake. Not even close. This non-cupcake update updates the firmware on the G1 to 1.1 and is build RC33. Though it isn't quite cupcake, RC33 still packs a few goodies: Google Voice Search, for one. And it will reportedly allow saving images via a long press, a manual update check process, and of course, bug fixes.

An internal memo states (via TmoNews):

“To ensure a great experience with the T-Mobile G1 with Google, customers with these devices will receive an Over the Air (OTA) update to their devices between February 5 and February 15. This OTA will include new system enhancements such as the ability to save pictures or files to file by long-pressing an item, check for system updates, and use the Google Voice Search feature. The OTA will also fix a number of known issues. New G1 activations will receive the OTA up to three days after service has been activated.”

 

So where's Cupcake? Anyone get the RC33 update yet?

 
There are 15 comments

darryl says:

I received the update and I already habe been able to save pictures with the long press

HereAndNow says:

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month is a pretty major event in the mobile industry. Perhaps they don't want to steal the thunder from the new Android handsets that may be announced and that may be running the next major release of Android.

Purely speculation, on my part.

Hopefully Cupcake comes soon

Chris says:

Why does it take 2 weeks to roll out an update? Haven't we all got 3G?

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Steve0#255 says:

I have had my new G1 for 5 days now with no update. I thought we were supposed to get it up to three days after activation? What gives you TMO sob's!!

mpcoc says:

This OTA will include new system enhancements such as the ability to save pictures or files to file by long-pressing an item, check for system updates, and use the Google Voice Search feature. The OTA will also fix a number of known issues. New G1 activations will receive the OTA up to three days after service has been activated.”

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